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  • Informant exposes how FBI infiltrated Muslim centers

    OnIslam.net CAIRO – Exposing how federals infiltrated US mosques for years, Craig Monteilh has recalled how he moved from being a charged criminal to FBI informant who spied on innocent Muslims in a bid to trap them into extremist rhetoric. “The FBI paid me to infiltrate mosques in Los Angeles and Orange County in Southern

  • British newspaper fakes CAIR-MI leader’s photo

    British newspaper fakes CAIR-MI leader’s photo

    By Laura Fawaz TMO Contributing Reporter Southfield, MI–Civil rights leader and Navy veteran Dawud Walid, is the recent target of Britain First’s attempt to defame Islam and Muslims. Britain First is a UK-based far right-wing group. Walid is Executive Director of the Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI). He also served in

  • Las Vegas cemetery

    LAS VEGAS, NV–A Las Vegas area doctor is leading the effort to develop the area’s first Muslim cemetery. There are around 18,000 Muslims in the region and no dedicated cemetery for the community, reports the Las Vegas Review Journal. Dr. Osama Haikal is heading the push for a private not for private cemetery which will

  • Najmul Siddiqui receives award

    TORONTO, Canada–Najmul Siddiqui, a successful entrepreneur, community leader and philanthropist, received the prestigious Order of Ontario in early February. He founded the multimillion dollar telecommunications company Tri-Vision in 1985. The company’s revolutionary technology allowed parental control of programming. The Order of Ontario recognizes individuals who have demonstrated excellence and achievement in any field benefiting the

  • Houston hammam offers traditional take on bathing

    Houston hammam offers traditional take on bathing

    By Carissa D. Lamkahouan The recent opening of Hammam Spa in Houston, Texas, brings Morocco’s treasured tradition of hammam-style bathing and washing to the Bayou City, a move sure to appeal to the large Moroccan population in Houston and even to those who are unfamiliar with this unique experience. In Morocco, a hammam is an

  • Remembering Deah Barakat

    Remembering Deah Barakat

    By Susan Schwartz The nation was stunned early last month when three young Muslim students were shot to death on the campus of the University of North Carolina. Deah Barakat, a 23 year old dental student, his wife, Yusor Mohammed Abu-Salha, and his wife’s sister, Razan abu-Salha, were killed by Craig Stephen Hicks in what police

  • New York City adds Muslim holidays to school calendar

    New York City adds Muslim holidays to school calendar

    By Aatif Ali Bokhari TMO Managing Editor New York City added two Muslim holidays, Eid al Fitr and Eid al Adha, to the public school holidays schedule on March 4 in a move that longtime proponents are calling a victory for the Muslim community. The city is now the largest school district in the country

  • US Muslim sitcom corrects misconceptions

    US Muslim sitcom corrects misconceptions

    Onislam.net and agencies WASHINGTON – Taking on topics that affect Muslim Americans such as surveillance, racial profiling, online bullying, media bias, and mosque protests, a new sitcom has been announced by actor and writer Aasif Mandvi, bringing Muslim families closer to Americans. “It began with Katie Couric saying that what Muslims need in America to

  • Islamophobia haunts US Muslims

    Islamophobia haunts US Muslims

    By Carissa Lamkahouan onislam.net DALLAS – For Mohammed Jafri, thoughts that his hijab-wearing wife might be attacked when she is running errands by herself, either in grocery shopping alone or shuttling the kids to the park, have hijacked his personal feeling of safety forever. “I tell her to try not to go anywhere she doesn’t

  • Supreme Court to hear case of a headscarf that cost a Muslim teen a job

    Supreme Court to hear case of a headscarf that cost a Muslim teen a job

    By Lauren Markoe Religion News Service WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Wednesday (Feb. 25) will hear the case of a young Muslim woman who says the Abercrombie & Fitch clothing store illegally denied her a job because she wears a hijab in keeping with her faith. The store argues that company policy used to forbid floor “models” — the company’s word

  • Flu: a worldwide menace 

    By Dr. Anis Ansari Flu (Influenza) is a worldwide problem every year, causing havoc  in some part of the world. Influenza Virus has spread to all contiguous part of the United States. It is thought to have killed 200, 000 people worldwide over the years. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that 5-20 percent

  • Obama: No religion responsible for terrorism

    Obama: No religion responsible for terrorism

    By David Jackson USA Today WASHINGTON – President Obama said Thursday he doesn’t use terms like Islamic extremism because doing so would promote the false idea of a Western war with Islam, which would help extremists recruit more terrorists. “No religion is responsible for terrorism — people are responsible for violence and terrorism,” Obama told

  • Zaytuna College’s Dearborn fundraiser

    Zaytuna College’s Dearborn fundraiser

    By Laura Fawaz, TMO Contributing Reporter Dearborn, MI – Last Sunday Zaytuna College held a fundraiser event at The Henry Hotel in Dearborn, in efforts to further their five-year plan for the college and the students. About 500 attendees were present from across the country. “Who represents Muslims intellectually?” said Sheikh Hamza Yusuf, Zaytuna College

  • The ‘herstory’ of Malcom X’s legacy

    Margari Hill Often, when we talk about the history of Islam in America, we focus on the great men and their big ideas. This month, in looking at the BlackLivesMatter Movement through the life and legacy of Malcolm X, I thought of the many women who were also part of our nation’s freedom struggle. Just as

  • American Muslims react to NC killings with acts of charity

    American Muslims react to NC killings with acts of charity

    By Marium Mohiuddin TMO Contributing Writer Last week, while the country mourned after the news of Chapel Hit hit the airwaves, something surprising and harmonious immerged – a strong interfaith/community service movement to show that we stand together. Inspired by Deah Barakat, Yusor Abu-Salha and Razan Abu-Salha’s dedication to community service and activism, mourners from

  • Apple deal, tax change could spark solar stampede

    Apple deal, tax change could spark solar stampede

    By Nichola Groom (Reuters) – Apple Inc’s deal to buy nearly $1 billion of power from a massive First Solar Inc plant could be the first of a stampede of contracts driven by the looming change in a solar tax incentive that makes such projects particularly attractive. Together with a sharp drop in the cost

  • ‘SpongeBob’ movie wipes ‘American Sniper’ from top of box office

    ‘SpongeBob’ movie wipes ‘American Sniper’ from top of box office

    By Chris Michaud (Reuters) – A talking animated sponge knocked a Navy Seal sharpshooter from the top of the box office chart as “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water” earned $56 million in ticket sales, deposing “American Sniper” after a three-week run at number 1. The Oscar-nominated war film starring Bradley Cooper and directed

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